Introduction to HPC @ UGent

Quick introductory training jumpstarting new researchers to work on the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University

Half-day intro-session, followed by optional hands-on session.

Research groups (>10 people) can request a dedicated session via


Wednesday 9 January 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 27 March 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Friday 11 October 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00


  • 10h00-12h30: Info session

Overview of available hardware, Getting an account, Using the systems, Getting support

  • 12h30-13h30: Lunch
  • 13h30-14h00: Tour of the UGent datacenter
  • 14h00-17h00: Optional hands-on session

Practice submitting jobs on the HPC, Ask for guidance to tackle your specific computational problem, Q&A


Multimediaroom, building S9, Campus De Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent

A sandwich lunch will be provided, along with water & coffee/tea, for all registered attendees (free of charge).

Organization and trainer

Course organized by HPC-UGent

Lecturer is Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent)


Follow one of these links to register for one of the next sessions:

Course prerequisites

Participants to the afternoon hands-on session:

  • are strongly encourage to bring their own laptop, which is able to connect to the WiFi (eduroam)
  • should make sure to have an active VSC account and a working public/private ssh key pair

Please follow these instructions to request a VSC account and correctly set up a connection with an ssh key pair

Course material

Download the presentation of this session

Example R jobscript - simple

Example R jobscript - more advanced

Doctoral Schools Training Program

This course can be followed as part of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools Training Program - transferable skills seminars.

The course will be automatically added to the curriculum of the participating PhD students.

All participants can receive a certificate of attendance upon request via .